More Than Wrinkles

Intricate lines weaving a thousand different directions. Wrinkles appear when I move my fingers a certain way. Fingerprints swirl in their own unique pattern.

With over 7 billion people in the world, we each have our own unique set of hands and fingerprints.  None of us are exactly alike.

What do you see when you look at your hands?

Exodus 4:2

“And the Lord said unto him, What is that in thine hand? And he said, A rod.”

Jeremiah 29:11

“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.”

Last night at my church’s missions conference, the preacher spoke on Exodus 4:2. It had been years since I’d heard this verse preached on and it was such a great reminder.

God is asking Moses about what is in his hand. Obviously, God knows what is in Moses’ hand, but God has a purpose for asking this.

A rod is in Moses’ hand. A long stick, basically.

God is wanting Moses to realize that no matter what is in Moses’ hands, God can use it in a  mighty way. In verse 3, God tells Moses to throw the rod on the ground. Once the rod hits the ground, God turns the rod into a snake. Verse 3 ends with Moses running away from the snake. I would have done the same!

God used Moses in a mighty way. He was able to use Moses because Moses was willing to be used by God.

What ability has God given you?

This is usually where we tend to struggle. Many of us may think that God hasn’t given us an ability and that’s simply not true.

Do you like to cook, draw, be organized, work on computers, know how to change a tire, etc.? Whatever you are able to do is an ability that God has given you. He wants you to use that ability for His glory.

All we have to do is be willing to be used of God.

Phil. 4:13

“I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.”

God can use you in whatever season you may be in.

Look at your hands. What has God placed in your hands?

More than wrinkles. More than fingerprints. He has given you an amazing ability.

It’s okay to be confident in the ability, but it’s not wise to become boastful. That’s where serious destruction can happen. Thank God for the ability and then use it for Him.

Place your abilities in God’s hands.

Wait to see the amazing things He is about to do.

You won’t regret it!







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